Photo: A student who was evacuated after a shooting at North Park Elementary School rides in a bus to be reunited with parents in San Bernardino, California, U.S. April 10, 2017. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
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In San Bernardino yesterday, two people were left dead after a man entered a classroom for special-needs students and shot his wife. A stray bullet also killed an 8-year-old student. What does this say about a city that saw a 41 percent increase in murders between 2015 and 2016?
Pat Morris, City of San Bernardino
Some of the children who experienced the shooting at North Park Elementary School yesterday are likely to suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Kids who experience violence can have their lives upended by the emotional toll. It can keep them from doing well in school, and even functioning well in their lives outside the classrooms.
Pia Escudero, Los Angeles Unified School District
Patrick Soon-Shiong is the LA billionaire who tried to wrestle control of the LA Times. Now a new report highlights how his charitable giving is actually benefitting his own business holdings.
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